From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Bowden, John, Rev., a distinguished Protestant divine, was born in Ireland, in January 1751. He settled in America, 1770. studied divinity, was ordained in England, and in 1774 became a minister in Trinity Church, New York. There he officiated some years; afterwards, in other places in the United States, and the West Indies. From 1801 to 1817 he was Professor of Moral Philosophy in Columbia College. He was the author of Portrait of Calvinism, and other theological works. He died at Ballstown, New York, 31st July 1817, aged 66.Sources
Catholic Association of Ireland: Thomas Wyse. 2 vols. London, 1829.
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